Position Announcement: Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the School of Arts and Sciences are seeking a Teaching Specialist, with combined teaching and laboratory experience for its new Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). CAAM is a joint endeavor of the Penn Museum and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, and will support teaching and mentoring of students from their first steps to their becoming independent as researchers. CAAM is envisioned as consisting of teaching and research specialties in archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, ceramics, conservation, digital archaeology, human skeletal analysis, and lithics. Several of these specialties will have dedicated Teaching Specialists within CAAM.

The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer A in the School of Arts and Sciences, and will report to the CAAM Laboratory Coordinator with oversight from the Faculty Steering Committee. The teaching Specialist will teach or co-teach one course per semester; train and supervise students in their respective technical area; support Penn Museum archaeological projects; publish and/or assist in publication of relevant research; and monitor and maintain their respective lab equipment.

Minimum: BA/BS, with a PhD highly preferred in one or more archaeological laboratory specialties from archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, archaeozoology, and digital archaeology, with preference given to those specializing in archaeozoology, plus 3-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; broad knowledge of archaeological material culture and a record of involvement in archaeological research projects; teaching and mentoring experience. Computer literacy, organizational skills, and attention to detail, multi-tasking, and collaborative abilities. Ability to travel as may be required.

Candidates are to apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/236 . Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on July 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Museum of Archaeology and the School of Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.